Multi VM Template with Chef Agent

Last updated: 28/04/2015

Deploys multiple Ubuntu VMs with Chef

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Parameter Name Description
newStorageAccountName Unique Name for the Storage Account where the Virtual Machine's disks will be placed
vmDnsName DNS name for the VM
numberOfInstances Number of VM instances to create, default is 2
availabilitySetName Availability Set name for the VMs
adminUserName Admin user name for the Virtual Machines
adminPassword Admin password for the Virtual Machines
imagePublisher Publisher for the OS image, the default is Canonical
imageOffer The name of the image offer. The default is Ubuntu
imageSKU Version of the image. The default is 14.04.2-LTS
vmSize VM Size
chef_node_name Unique name for the node (VM) in the Chef Organization
chef_server_url Organization URL for the Chef Server. Example
validation_client_name Validator key name for the organization. Example : MyOrg-validator
runlist Optional Run List to Execute
validation_key JSON Escaped Validation Key

Use the template

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell
Command line
azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface

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